A few days back, I asked folks “What can I do for you, professionally speaking.” And got some interesting responses, both here and on Facebook. After kicking it around myself, for a few days, I wrote this to a friend this evening: My gifts are storytelling and writing — two aspects of the same gift, […]
This was nice. Thanks, Kurt. Comes from shamanic journey work I learned from Hank Wesselman at Breitenbush. Powerful stuff.
Inspired, in part, by this interesting post on an otherwise kinda goofy site. I think what really drives all this frustration for me is the knowledge, deep down, that I am cluttering up my life with tasks and chores and ideals that don’t come from the Source. I keep hearing “Do what’s given you to do, […]
Kurt, Listened to shows 149-151 tonight, and wanted to say thanks. You got right into my head and shone a positive light in there. What I really connected with was the idea of how a simple life is so much better than what I used to do, and how practicing self-love sometimes just means being […]
Whew. I just spent three days and nights off the grid, and coming back is a rush. I won’t go into too much about what the retreat was, except that it was all about being alone with me. No phone, no podcasts, no book, no music, certainly no computer. The idea was just to remove […]
A while back I had a funny story that I’ve shared in meetings here and there. I had recently broken up with Woman A. At the same time I first met her, I had met Woman B, and I had a crush on her. A knew this … hell, B knew this. I asked her […]
I’m out at the coast the last few nights, on a working retreat. In theory, this meant putting my head down and writing a big chunk of the Peaceful Places book. But do these things ever go like we plan? I spent three nights here, and maybe four hours on that book. So one of […]
Driving home after a pleasant evening with an attractive woman. Ought to be a happy time, or so it seems. And yet there’s regret. Just can’t seem to get out of my head and tell her I like her, that I am attracted to her, that I’d like to kiss her. Same old thing. Determined leaving home, frustrated coming back.
My experience with the Third Step started with a decision to take the advice of my sponsor and the people in the group. They were in touch with a higher power than I was, since they were sober and I wasn’t. So in those days it was a matter of going to meetings, sharing, hanging out afterwards, going to social events, getting a sponsor, working the steps, and so on — in short, following the suggestions of the program. (more…)